Index Engines is sponsoring the 2009 Masters Conference in Washington DC, Oct. 13th-14th. The 1st day buzz from the event floor is all about early case assessment (ECA). The counsel in attendance are scoping out new approaches for in-house data review. The knee-jerk process of reactive eDiscovery is facing scrutiny. Rather than continuing to pay high fees for rushed, 3rd party collection, Masters’ attendees are deploying in-house data collection solutions for proactive discovery. This methodology enables ECA, reduces downstream review and empowers legal teams to make informed decisions when faced with a litigation event. With processing speeds up to 1 Tb/Hr and the capability to index backup data with out restoring it, Index Engines is uniquely positioned to facilitate in-house discovery, and make ECA an achievable milestone.